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bikers behind bars. dozens of members of five motorcycle gangs are charged in connection with sunday's shoot-out at a texas restaurant that left nine people dead. road rage trial. the driver chased down and beaten by motorcyclists in new york city testifies against two of the suspects. one of whom is an undercover police officer. hey, can i get a selfie? >> and comedy countdown, david letterman's run as "late show" host enters its final week. we'll show highlights from last night and look back at some of the comic legends dave helped launch. >> i thought i was getting glasses because i couldn't tell what my parents looked like. whenever i asked my parents for money, she'd say, what do i look like a bank? captioning funded by
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cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, may 19th. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. this morning, police in waco, texas, are on alert for members of motorcycle gangs headed their way to retaliate in the wake of sunday's deadly shoot-out. nine gang members were killed and 18 wounded. about 170 members of five separate gangs are under arrest charged with engaging in organized crime. so many that authorities temporarily opened a convention center to process them. the biker suspects were driven to the court by the bus loads. each is being held on $1 million bail. it's unclear how many will face murder charges. heavily armed officers remain outside the restaurant where the trouble began. dozens of motorcycles left at the scene were carted away. authorities expect to finish collecting evidence there today.
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police say the shooting began after a restroom fight broke out. the shooting moved to the parking lot and that's where police responded. police acknowledge shooting at the bikers, but it's unclear, how many, if any, gang members were killed by police gunfire. police have been threatened and authorities are on alert for retaliation. >> it's our understanding at one point, that the leadership of the bike groups had basically put a green light out for uniformed officers in the area. >> reporter: motorcycle riders have been asked to stay off the road in and around waco. gabe babins a former alcohol and firearms agent spent 30 years undercover infiltrating biker gangs. >> if you're familiar with how these guys think, their tools of the trade, guns, knives, hatred for each. there was nothing shocking about it, it just happened to take place on a large scale in a public venue. >> autopsies are being performed
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on each of the nine victims to determine how they were killed. and the twin peaks restaurant chain has severed ties with the waco restaurant pulling its name from the franchise. now to the controversy over the e-mails exchanged by hillary clinton on a private server while she was secretary of state. late last night, the state department proposed a deadline of january 2016 to complete its review. clinton turned over 55,000 pages last december. she said she wants the e-mails made public, but admits she erased roughly as many e-mails as she handed over. clinton is expected to testify before a house panel about her e-mail practices and the deadly attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi libya. yesterday, clinton began a trip to iowa since she announced her candidacy for presidency. she spoke at a private home about fair wages for workers and campaign finance. she took no questions from
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reporters. she has more events scheduled for today. president obama is restricting the transfer of military equipment to local police forces. he says guns and tanks made for combat used by local law enforcement can send the wrong message. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the president is responding to those who think the police response to events like the rioting in ferguson month, last summer looked more like an occupying force than local law enforcement. and there could be more changes coming. >> reporter: amid heightened tensions over police tactics today lawmakers will look at ways to build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. public safety experts will testify on police accountability and training. president obama is already taking action, issuing an executive order monday to limit military-style equipment like tanks and grenades in the hands of state and local police.
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>> we've seen now militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force as opposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them. >> reporter: the limits are part of the president's response for a public call for dialogue after self-high profile police shootings. among them the shooting of 18-year-old michael brown in ferguson, missouri. and most recently the death of 25-year-old freddie gray who died from injuries while in police custody in baltimore. >> ultimately, when violence erupts in a city, police are going to bring whatever force they have to bear and they're going to ask for more if they need it. >> reporter: while law enforcement agencies requesting gear will have to announce what they request publicly an explain how they train the officers to use the military-style equipment. and here on the table here on capitol hill today the use of body cameras by police. anne-marie. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. the fbi says it found no evidence that damage to the windshield of an amtrak train
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that derailed in philadelphia was caused by gunfire. the national transportation safety board says it's not sure if anything hit the locomotive's windshield. but the safety board has not ruled out that possibility. eight people were killed in the may 12th derailment. more than 200 others were injured. in iraq, shiite militias are gathering at a military base outside of ramadi this morning. the iranian-backed fighters are preparing to retake the city west of baghdad from isis militants who took control sunday. the obama administration called the loss of ramadi a setback. iraqi authorities say 500 people including civilians, have died since friday. thousands of residents fled the violence. and this morning, rescuers are searching for victims of deadly flooding and mudslides in colombia. heavy rains triggered an avalanche of debris and mud in the mountain town of salgya
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monday. rescue teams are digging through rubble searching for survivors. coming up on the "morning news," road rage trial, the driver injured in a frightening attack testified against two men accused of beating him. and a fiery wreck on the indianapolis motor speedway. this is the "cbs morning news." ure. with nine grams of protein... and 26 vitamins and minerals. and now with... ...twice as much vitamin d ...which up to 90% of people don't get enough of. the sunshine vitamin! ensure. take life in. ♪ to you, they're more than just a pet. so protect them... ...with k9 advantix® ii. it's broad-spectrum protection k ills fleas
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the trial of a new york city police detective accused in a motorcycle gang attack continues in manhattan this morning. the suv driver beaten by a mob in the 2013 incident spoke about it publicly for the first time monday. alice gainer of our new york city wcbs reports. >> reporter: covering his face with a t-shirt undercover p.d. undercover nypd detective braszczok comes into the
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courtroom. as they traveled back in september of 2013. the driver of this suv alexian lian was pulled out of the suv and beaten in front of his wife and daughter by another biker. the assistant district attorney said braszczok reached into the suv and beat him and drove off. in court, he described what happened as videos on his hands, face and torso were displayed. panic, he said he knew he hit someone because he feared for their lives. the assistant d.a. called what the bikers did classic mob mentality. but the defense countered that lian did nothing to de-escalate the situation. the defense also asked lian about braszczok, can you attribute any aggressive physical conduct that day to this particular person? no. the prosecutor said that the did what was possible to which his defense attorney says, quote, though it wasn't
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his proudest moment, that doesn't make him a criminal. >> that's alice gainer reporting. both braszczok and the co-defendant have refused plea deals. well this morning, versuses in washington are searching for clues in a suspicious fire and death of a husband and wife their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper. police released new video monday of the savopoulos family's porsche burning in maryland. over the weekend, surveillance footage showed a person of interest. a man in a hoodie can be seen running behind a building. police are investigating the thursday fire as an arson and multiple homicide. straight ahead, amazon goes underground. we'll tell you how the new york city subway is helping the online retailer fulfill orders. new york city subway is helping the online retailer fulfill orders.
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gathered at the shell's massive oil rig. the pioneer is back. they're concerned about the possibility of an oil spill and the effects of bushing fossil fuel. here on wall street the dow and s&p began trading at all-time highs. the dow added 26 points yesterday. s&p rose 6 points. the nasdaq finished 30 points higher. in the two states hardest hit by the bird flu, iowa and minnesota, it's estimated the cost to be nearly $1 billion. iowa, the nation's leading egg producer, has lost about 20 million chickens. minnesota, the top turkey producing state has lost more than 8 million birds. also impacted feed suppliers, trucking companies and processing plants. and a duel in the smartphone wars again apple and samsung. a federal court ruled that samsung did illegally copy of the patented feature s in
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apple's iphone. but the court said apple can't claim damages for copying the overall appearance. that means samsung will end up paying less than the initial $397 million in damages. starbucks with a recent deal with the streaming music service spotify. the deal lets customers have a say in the music played in the store. and customers can listen to the music in the starbucks and spotify app. and in new york, amazon is taking the subway. trying to make good on the prime now. amazon is reportedly using manhattan subways to get packages to customers. "the financial times" reports that amazon loads small push carts with packages as and then hitches a ride underground. anne-marie. >> very interesting. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill.
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in sports, the tampa bay lightning scorched the new york rangers to tie the nhl eastern conference finals at a game apiece. tyler johnson had three goals. johnson scored shorthanded even strength and on a power play. tampa bay wins 6-2. game three is tomorrow in florida. and another crash during practice for the indianapolis 500. james hinchcliffe slams into the wall going into turn three monday. he had surgery on his left thigh and is listed in stable condition. it's the fourth wreck at the indianapolis speedway as drivers prepare for sunday's race. when we return, bosom buddies after tom hanks visits with good friend david letterman on "late show" as the late night host gets ready to sign off this week. delicious. with more great nutrition. and 25% less saturated fat. only eggland's best. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs.
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we are down to the final two episodes of david letterman's run as "late show" host. on monday, letterman had members of his studio crew read the top ten list. later, he was joined by tom hanks. the 60th and final time the oscar-winning actor will be interviewed by dave. hanks wanted to capture the moment. >> hey, can i get a selfie? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> now -- you know, rita -- >> what is this? >> rita announced when they first -- dave i just have to say, you can't see it you in the audience but look at the throw on his baby come on. [ laughter ] i'm going to press this button. we get it up above the chin. above the chin. >> there we go. [ cheers and applause ] >> take it right there -- oh, wait a minute, wait a minute. >> oh, there. there it is. >> that's fantastic. >> look at that throw on that baby, dave. >> that's a beauty.
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>> letterman spent more than 30 years interviewing stars like tom hanks but as suzanne marquette reports he also helped launch the careers of some of today's biggest comedians. >> i thought i was getting glasses because i couldn't tell what my parents looked like. whenever i asked my parents for money, she'd say, what do i look like, a bank? >> reporter: from big celebrities to big stand-up. >> 28 years i've been coming on your show. [ applause ] >> yeah. it turns out to be my longest relationship. >> reporter: letterman was the big leagues for comedians. >> after johnny left, that was the start you wanted to get. >> reporter: showcasing learning more from his mentoring johnny carson. no comedian owes more than to letterman than ray romano. if i get emotional, just punch me. >> reporter: it led to the hit
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series "everybody loves raymond." >> without dave, i don't know where i am without him. >> reporter: how do you refer to david? >> daddy. >> reporter: letterman made 31 appearances here on "the late show." richard lewis was one of dave's most frequent guests. >> we just had this really wonderful, crazy relationship. >> reporter: lewis said it's because of letterman he doesn't do stand-up on television. >> i was too physical. the camera was right here. i'm running around like a guy who escaped from a hospital. he said i don't want you to sit down. i want you to squirm and be crazy. >> reporter: letterman gavin' paved the way for him and many others. david spade said he and his comedian friends always wanted to make david letterman laugh the most because he's the hardest to please. reporting live in new york, i'm suzanne marquette, cbs news. >> bill murray, the first ever "late show" guest sits down for one last time. at the ed sullivan theater.
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and rock 'n' roll legend bob dylan is the musical guest. and tomorrow night is the end of the line. the final "late show" with david letterman. it's right here on cbs, starting at 11:35, 10:35 central. letterman's late show successor stephen colbert delivered the commencement address monday at wake forest university. >> of course for you, grads, the future is a dark chasm of yawning uncertainty. but don't worry, you don't have to face the future for like two hours. [ laughter ] first brunch, then yawning uncertainty. >> the comedian was also awarded an honorary doctorate. colbert takes over on "late show" on september 8th. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," oscar-winning actor george clooney. and more on letterman's farewell. we'll leave you now with some of eddy bettour's performance on
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three generations of the british royal family were on hand monday with the opening of the world famous chelsea flower show in london. queen elizabeth and her husband the duke of edinburgh were joined at the lavish display by prince charles and his wife camilla. prince aharry greeted his grandmother with kisses. monday was commencement day at columbia university here in new york city. among those in attendance, two aspiring writers with one credible story. anna werner reports. >> lizzie valverde.
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>> reporter: lizzie valverde's graduate from columbia university marked the end of years of study is and the beginning of a new family. her mother and her sister joining her here, together for the first time. you've never been to a family event together before, have you? >> no, no. >> we didn't even know until yesterday. >> reporter: that's because over 30 years ago, leslie parker, battling drug addiction after a troubled childhood placed her two daughters up for adoption. >> i was basically homeless when i was pregnant with both of these girls. and as much as i loved them and wanted to keep them, i really would be extremely selfish, and i couldn't offer them anything but love. but that's not enough to raise a child, it really isn't. >> reporter: so sisters lizzie valid valverde and katie olson grew up in separate homes. valverde studied poetry. olson became a stand-up comic. it was in january of 2013 when
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both decided to go back to school and signed up for the same writing class at columbia as perfect strangers. >> we were going around the table and lizzie said something about being adopted. there were a couple of details that started to add up. the light bulb went off. i had this big uh-huh moment. >> reporter: and you're looking at her, what are you thinking? >> the first thing i said was, is this real life? >> reporter: valverde had previously found their mother and reunited the family. >> there was a lot of pride, a lot of sorrow. >> reporter: why the sorrow? >> because i wasn't there to see them grow up. >> reporter: why didn't the two of you get back when you found your mom? >> we definitely got a sense like there's a higher sort of power. >> i got my fairy tale. it feels like a fairy tale. >> reporter: they both now have degrees in creative writing, and a tale of their own to tell, one that only sounds like fiction.
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anna werner, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to waco texas, for the latest on the investigation of rival gang members following a deadly shoot-out. plus, new strategies on big stores like target and walmart to boost sales. mellody hobson has details. and charlie talks with actor george clooney at one world trade center about his new movie" tomorrowland." that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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big deal tonight at the oracle arena. warriors play the rockets tonight. game one. we're cheering them on. bring it on. >> good morning, it is tuesday, may 19. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is tuesday. get you out the door with traffic and weather. roberta, you are number one. >> in the house. good morning, we have drizzle out the door this morning. it's associated with a deepening marine layer around the bay this morning. might need your windshield wipers along the peninsula. numbers are holding steady in the 50s and later today, topping off in the 60s approaching near 70 the full forecast straight ahead. breaking news in san jose. fire crews are getting a handle on the fire. it was downgraded from 4 to 2 alarms a commercial fire on zanker road close to the freeway. we made this map. it's near 237 and one one. there's a number

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